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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Nationals Injury Update: Ian Desmond exits after HBP


By on 7/10/2014 10:38:00 PM

Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond was removed from Thursday's game against the Baltimore Orioles after he was hit on the right hand by a pitch from side-armer Darren O'Day in the 8th inning (video below). He was replaced by Danny Espinosa. Desmond went 1 for 3 with an RBI as the Nats lost 4-3.
Desmond is hitting .241/.293/.429 with 16 homers and 55 RBI.
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Desmond, 28, was drafted by the Montreal Expos in 2004 (3rd round) and made his debut for the Nationals September 10, 2009. He was named to the 2012 All-Star Team and won a Silver Slugger in 2013. He is signed to a two-year $17.5 million contract  that takes him through 2015, at which point he will  be eligible for free agency.

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